Dominique Foxx, long-reigning Queen of 17th St (she held one title from Cobalt and two from Chaos), was in fact queen of just about every bar or club with a drag pageant. She lost a lengthy battle against cancer on December 20th, 2001.
Dominique Foxx was immensely popular with audiences and her fellow female impersonators for high-energy performances, her obvious joy in entertaining, and for a caring and supportive attitude towards her peers. In fact, fellow female impersonators voted Dominique Most Supportive Drag Sister in the 1999 Drag Rag Awards.
Dominique's stage presence and spirited interpretation of Tina Turner regularly earned her encores and thunderous applause from audiences at Chaos, Omega, Cobalt, Mr. P's, Nob Hill, the Bachelor's Mill, and other clubs around the city. Her rollicking, hip-shaking, head-swinging performances of Proud Mary were guaranteed to bring fans to their feet and hands clapping furiously. Foxx's skill at handling audiences also led to frequent roles as hostess or co-hostess for club shows. For several years, she hosted late evening shows at Nob Hill before joining JC Van Raine's Diva Las Vegas show at Omega as co-hostess.
Dominique Foxx came to entertainment and female impersonation through the influence of the late Sparkle Maharris at the Rascals club on Connecticut Ave NW in Dupont. Her mother, DC drag circles' iconic Momma Foxx, strongly supported Dominique's career and attended her shows and pageants. Foxx's circle included performers such as JC Van Raine, Terri Lee Ross, Erika Alexander, and her drag daughter Talulha Foxx. Though Dominique did not aspire to a role as a drag mother, her influence on her peers and younger performers was strong.
Foxx was born Kirk Baxter Johnson and took the stage name Dominique Foxx early in his career. Born in New York City on March 26, 1965, he moved with his family to Hyattsville, Maryland and ultimately to Washington DC where he graduated from Anacostia HS in 1984. He trained as a model, hair designer, cosmetologist and clothing designer. At the time of his death, he was assistant manager of a retail food service company.
On December 28th, a crowd of some 250 friends and family celebrated Dominique/Kirk's life at a midday service at First Congregational Church. The celebration was led by Bishop Kwabena Rainey Cheeks.